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Best of British: Emily Gale

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Emily GaleEmily Gale is the author of Girl, Aloud (soon to be published in the US as Girl Out Loud).
Here’s her pick of the Best of British

Place – My parents’ house in North London (this UKYA girl, based at the moment in Melbourne, is woefully homesick)

Girl, 15Book (adult)old: The L-Shaped Room by Lyne Reid Banks
new: A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth

Book (teen)old: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend

new: Girl, 15, Charming But Insane by Sue Limb

Book (kids)old: Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer
new: Mr Gum series by Andy Stanton

Personalitycontemporary: Jennifer Saunders

Royal – Prince Phillip, classic comedy villain

Museum – Keats House, Hampstead

Food – Curry, top takeaway in the UK for good reason

Singer/band – The Cure

TescoShop – Tesco (I said I was homesick, didn’t I? I love the self-service check-outs because it’s like playing shops)

TV programme – The Office

Film – Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee), A Room With A View, and more recently The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Historical figure – Emmeline Pankhurst

Find out more at Emily Gale’s website.

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  1. Great round-up! I love the self-service checkouts for the same reason.